Top New York Area Music Festivals For 2022
Find tickets for +20 music festivals in New York City, its surrounding metro area and beyond.
Whether you live in the heart of Manhattan or in one of the many communities making up the New York City metro area, you don’t have to look far to find music festivals happening near you.
Among the long-running fests happening again this year include the Great South Bay Music Festival celebrating its 14th anniversary, along with the 30th annual Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance and the 4th annual Ithaca Reggae Fest. Additionally, the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, which began in 2013, returns after going virtual in 2020 and postponing last year’s fest.
Other top New York are festivals happening this year include Governor's Ball, Mystic River Jam, Michael Arone's Crawfish Fest, Weekend At Bertha's, Catskill Mountain Jubilee, Rock The Bells and Sea.Hear.Now.
Read on for the full list of the Top New York Area Festivals for 2022.
Bluepoint Brewing Presents the 2022 Great South Bay Music Festival at Shorefront Park. The lineup for this year’s four-day bash features Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels Of Soul Tour with Los Lobos and Gabe Dixon. The lineup also features jam scene favorites Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, moe., Galactic, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Aqueous and more. Reggae abounds with Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime and others.
The good ol’ Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival brings together some bluegrass music’s most beloved artists. This year’s fest at The Walsh Farm will welcome the likes of Jerry Douglas, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Yonder Mountain String Band, Peter Rowan, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Travelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull and a bevy of others.
The 30th annual Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance features over 75 acts performing across four stages at Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Among those appearing at the four-day event are Donna The Buffalo, The Infamous Stringdusters, Galactic, Cory Henry, Marty Stuart, Peter Rowan, Roosevelt Collier, Jim Lauderdale along with dozens of others.
Midnight North, Johnny Neel, Panama Dead: Tribute to New Riders of the Purple Sage and Juggling Suns will be part of this year’s Weekend At Bertha’s. The three-day fest will be held at the Fire Base Lloyd in Townsend, Delaware.
Get ready to Rock The Bells when it returns to Forest Hills Stadium for a full day of music. This year’s lineup features hip-hop stars LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Rick Ross, Lil Kim, The Diplomats, Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Trina, Digable Planets and more.
The four-day Catskill Mountain Jubilee returns for its second year. Expect four Dark Star Orchestra sets and two the Disco Biscuits sets. Others slated to appear at Blackthorne Resort include Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The New Deal, Star Kitchen, Chali 2na, Cut Chemist, Dogs In A Pile, Aqueous, DJ Logic & Friends (featuring Billy Martin, Jamie Shields, Dan Kurtz, Jennifer Hartswick, James Casey and Natalie Cressman) and many more.
LETS GET FR.EE Carnaval takes over Flushing Meadows Corona Park for two days of performances taking place across six stages. Inspired by Brazilian Carnaval and Caribbean sound system culture, the lineup includes Missy Elliott, Anderson .Paak, Wizkid, El Alfa, Kali Uchis, Jhené Aiko, Jorja Smith, Major Lazer Soundsystem, Ozuna and many others.
Hosts Baked Shrimp are back with another installment of LonCon with lespecial, Cabinet, Star Kitchen, Dogs In A Pile, Soule Monde and Elephant Proof among the acts on the lineup. The second-year fest moves to a new home, Yasgur’s Farm near the location of the 1969 Woodstock festival.
Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2022 music and surf festival returns to Asbury Park, New Jersey. Acts performing at North Beach Asbury Park include Stevie Nicks, Green Day, My Morning Jacket, Billy Strings, Gary Clark Jr., Courtney Barnett and Celisse, among others.
Keller Williams hosts his first Kamp Keller in the Berkshire Mountains of Kent, Connecticut. Join Keller at Adult Summer Camp, Club Getaway, for a variety of activities and performances by Keller Solo, Keller & the Keels and Grateful Gospel.
Sound On Sound makes its debut at Seaside Park with headliners Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, The Lumineers and Stevie Nicks. The inaugural two-day event will also see performances by Brandi Carlile, The National, Father John Misty, Ziggy Marley, Gary Clark Jr., Black Pumas, The Head and the Heart, Caamp, Zach Bryan, Band of Horses, Spin Doctors, Jenny Lewis, Noah Kahan and Trampled by Turtles.
The whole city will throw down at Roger Sherman Park for this year’s Greenwich Town Party. Music will be provided by the likes of Billy Joel, Old Crow Medicine Show, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Robert Randolph and Oz Noy, along with others.
Get a taste of New Orleans in New Jersey with the return of Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest. The Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta hosts the event featuring such NOLA favorites as Tab Benoit, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Samantha Fish and Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Come for the music, stay for the boiled crawfish, jambalaya, etouffee, alligator sausage, po-boys and other NOLA-inspired dishes!
Over 60 acts are on the lineup for this year’s Governors Ball. After being held last year in the fall, Gov Ball returns to its traditional weekend this year at the Citi Field. Kid Cudi, Halsey and J. Cole headline the lineup, which includes Flume, Playboi Carti, Roddy Ricch, Glass Animals, Migos, Jack Harlow, Kaytranada, Joji, Louis The Child, Clairo, Jazmine Sullivan, Still Woozy, 100 Gecs, Japanese Breakfast, Becky G, Black Pumas and dozens more.
Get tasty tunes to go along with tasty brews at this year’s Road Jam Music Festival. Held over two days at Two Roads Brewing Co., music will be provided by Ripe, Sammy Rae & The Friends, Twiddle’s Mihali, Argonaut & Wasp, Dante Elephante, Bella’s Bartok, The Alpaca Gnomes, Drop Party and Foxtrotter.
The 4th annual Ithaca Reggae Fest rolls into Stewart Park for a full day of music and community with performances by 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Scientist, Kabaka Pyramid and more. The free Welcome Party kicks off the weekend with sets by Mad Professor and Double Tiger.
Keyboardist Marco Benevento Presents Follow The Arrow at Arrowood Farms in Accord, New York. The inaugural, single-day festival will feature several appearances by Marco as well as performances by The Slip, Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Mikaela Davis & Southern Star, Karina Rykman, Jayla Kai and Ratboy Jr.
The 2022 Mystic River Jam takes over the Mystic Shipyard for two days of music. The lineup features Mystic Dead, Wooly Mammoth, The Troublemakers, Jamie Conroy, Jabbawaukee Fleet, The Hoolios and The CarLeans.
Escape with Kygo to the Palm Tree Music Festival The Hamptons. The tropical-inspired, single-day event being held at the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach will see performances by Kygo, along with Disclosure, Claptone, Thomas Jack, Forester and Haywood.
As you can see, there are a variety of options to Go See Live Music in and around the Big Apple. Looking to expand your festival search? Check out our guide to Top Philadelphia Festivals for 2022 and the JamBase Festival guide for events happening around the world.
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